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Fred Cao

Criminal Defence Lawyer
B.Com, LL.B, GDLP
(Barrister & Solicitor)
Criminal Defence Lawyer
"A knowledgeable, passionate and highly-respected criminal defence lawyer with an exceptional track record of defending a wide range of matters".
SCL LAWYER

Mr Fred Xikun Cao is a criminal defence lawyer with significant experience representing clients at all levels of the justice system.

Fred was responsible for the criminal law division of a large city-based law firm before joining our criminal defence team.

He is a knowledgeable, passionate and highly-respected criminal defence lawyer with an exceptional track record of defending a wide range of matters, from traffic cases such as drink and drug driving, licence appeals and driving whilst suspended or disqualified, to complex financial fraud, commercial drug importation, manufacture and supply, and serious assault and sexual assault trials.

Fred is a compassionate and dedicated lawyer who ensures his clients are kept informed throughout the court process, and his formidable courtroom skills have earned him respect both inside and outside the courtroom.

Fred’s Australian upbringing and Chinese heritage enables him to have a unique perspective into difficulties faced by different communities within Australia. He is well respected within the Chinese community and has perfect fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

He has a proven ability to to formulate and implement defence strategies that result in cases being withdrawn at an early stage or, in the event that they proceed to defended hearings or jury trials, result in not guilty verdicts.

Fred is an integral member of Sydney’s best criminal defence team.

What Fred's Clients Say

Preparing for court and he achieved the best result

Fred Cao was so professional when dealing with my situation which is related to domestic violence. This process was understandably very stressful, But Mr Fred was approachable at any time, and very consoling. He was very organised when preparing for court and he achieved the best result in the circumstances.

The most lenient sentencing

My overall experience with Sydney Criminal Lawyers has been very professional and responsive. Sherleen and Fred have both been amazing support for me through the difficult times. They have been very responsive whenever I had questions and gave detailed explanations to make me comfortable. They presented my case in the best way possible and got me the most lenient sentencing. I recommend them without a doubt.

Very organised when preparing for court

Fred Cao was so professional when dealing with my situation. We were able to prepare well from the time I approached the firm. This process was understandably very stressful but Mr Cao supported me so well throughout the entire thing, even doing his best to calm me when I got nervous. He was very organised when preparing for court and he achieved the best result in the circumstances.

Non-conviction which was the outcome we hoped for

I had Fred Cao represent me. He was Completely organised, professional, and good quality advice and representation. He provided me with great confidence and got me a non-conviction which was the outcome we hoped for. Highly recommend Fred Cao.

I am really grateful

I got a criminal record for domestic violence which was really affecting my job. I found Fred from Sydney Criminal Lawyers. I am really grateful for him, he presented the case very well and now I am free from all record. He is really very professional, very simple, easily approachable, and he is available always to answer our questions. I always recommend Fred.

Supported me so well throughout the entire thing

Fred Cao was so professional when dealing with my situation. We were able to prepare well from the time I approached the firm.
This process was understandably very stressful but Mr Cao supported me so well throughout the entire thing, even doing his best to calm me when I got nervous.
He was very organised when preparing for court and he achieved the best result in the circumstances.

We were always met with answers and reassurance

Myself and my partner could not recommend Fred Cao from Sydney Criminal Lawyers enough.
We first met Fred in May to discuss and build a case, in the months to come we were extremely anxious and at times frustrated with the situation, thankfully Fred was there to talk us down and explain in detail the measures we would be taking to achieve the best possible outcome, the outcome we both felt was deserved. It was a very worrying time that we found ourselves in, but Fred always made light of any situation and would always bring about a sense of calm. We asked him a million questions and we were always met with answers and reassurance, Fred left no stone unturned on our behalf, through all the documentation, representation, court appearances, adjournments and so on he literally went above and beyond, we appeared before the court and with the case that Fred built we got the result we wanted, we could not be more thankful, we apologise for all the questions and the phone calls etc, poor Fred, but we are so grateful that we had someone to represent us in the manner in which Fred did, someone that was extremely understanding and genuinely helpful, he treated us both with respect and dignity and made us feel like we weren't just a number or a name in his schedule.
Thank you Fred Cao & Sydney Criminal lawyers. Bridgeen & Paul

I will never have to see the inside of the courtroom again

Despite a few mishaps early on in this complicated court process, going with SCL was a great choice. Fred Cao picked up my case on short notice and was an extremely calming and reassuring presence in the courtroom, as well as extremely organised. This made the entire last stage of the process exceptionally smooth and I am very appreciative of that. After months of litigation, through SCL I have finally navigated through this matter with the desired outcome and will never have to see the inside of the courtroom again. Thank you Fred & Team!

Extremely professional and supportive throughout the whole process

Fred Cao was instrumental in developing and executing an effective strategy for my case. The ways in which Fred handled the matter was extremely professional and supportive throughout the whole process.

I couldn't believe the results

Great lawyer, I couldn't believe the results. I will definitely use them again but hopefully I won't need to. Fred really knows his stuff and was very professional, highly recommend.
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